Nina Hagen

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Catharina "Nina" Hagen (born March 11, 1955) is a German singer and actress. Born in East Berlin, German Democratic Republic, Hagen first pursued her career in the mid 1970s. In 1974, she joined the band Automobil. During that time she appeared in a number of German movies. After moving to West Berlin in 1976, she formed the Nina Hagen Band and signed with CBS Records. The band released two album before Hagen decided to pursue her career as a solo artist.

In 1982, she signed a new contract with CBS Records and released her first solo album NunSexMonkRock. She released two more records on the label, the Giorgio Moroder-produced Fearless (1983) and Nina Hagen in Ekstasy (1985). Her contract with the label expired in 1986 and was not renewed. However, she kept on touring, appearing on TV shows and remained very popular. In 1987, the single "Punk Wedding" was released and in 1988 Hagen wrote her autobiography Ich bin ein Berliner.

By 1989, Mercury Records offered Hagen a new contract and she released Nina Hagen, an album more soulful than her previous work. She kept on releasing more albums and touring during the 1990s and 2000s.

Hagen is often referred to as the "Godmother of Punk". She is also noted for her human and animal rights activism.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Nunsexmonkrock Nina Hagen 6
1983 Fearless Nina Hagen 7
1985 In Ekstase Nina Hagen 5
1989 Nina Hagen Nina Hagen 1
1991 Street Nina Hagen 1
1992 Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen Nina Hagen 1
1993 Revolution Ballroom Nina Hagen 2
1995 Freud Euch Nina Hagen 4
2000 Return of the Mother Nina Hagen 1
2002 Om Namah Shivay! Nina Hagen 1
2003 Big Band Explosion Nina Hagen & Leipzig Big Band 1
2010 Personal Jesus Nina Hagen 2
2011 Volksbeat Nina Hagen 1
Irgendwo auf der Welt Nina Hagen 1
Sweet Lord Concept Album Nina Hagen & Loka Nunda 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Love Nina Hagen 3
1990 The Very Best Of Nina Hagen 1
1991 Beste Stücke Nina Hagen 1
1995 Definitive Collection Nina Hagen 2
1996 14 Friendly Abductions Nina Hagen 1
1996 Was denn... Hits '74-'95 Nina Hagen 1
2001 Sternenmädchen Nina Hagen 1
2004 Was denn... Hits '74 - '95 Nina Hagen 1
2004 Rangeh'n: Das Beste von Nina Hagen Nina Hagen 1
Collection Gold Nina Hagen 1
Heiß Nina Hagen 1
In My World Nina Hagen 1
My Way From '78 to '94 Nina Hagen 1
Simply the Best Nina Hagen 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001-09-02: Kulturfabrik, Krefeld, Germany Nina Hagen 1
Rockpalast 1999-08-18 Nina Hagen 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Go Ahead Nina Hagen 1
1995 So Bad Nina Hagen 2
1996 ALCHEMY OF LOVE 〜愛の錬金術〜 Nina Hagen & Rick Jude 1
1998 Solo Thomas D & Nina Hagen 1
1999 Fieber Oomph! feat. Nina Hagen 1
2003 Seemann Apocalyptica feat. Nina Hagen 3 1

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